The Local Take With Kiplyn Primus

Saturday Mornings 7am

The Local Take with Kiplyn Primus features discussions about critical issues facing Atlanta and profiles of organizations doing important work in the communities served by WCLK. As public broadcasters it is part of our mission to engage with the community and feature people and issues that aren't always covered by mainstream, commercial media outlets.

Kiplyn Primus is a graduate of Howard University and Clark Atlanta University and has a long career in public and commercial media. She is a veteran facilitator for StoryCorps' Atlanta studio, and has written extensively on global and local initiatives for a number of publications.

This week on The Local Take I was joined in the studio by Olympic Legend Jackie Joyner Kersee. Jacqueline "Jackie" Joyner-Kersee is an American retired track and field athlete, ranked among the all-time greatest athletes in the heptathlon as well as long jump.  She mentioned that her last Olympics Games were the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.

The Local Take talks to Toni Simmons Henson, founder and director of Atlanta Black Theatre Festival  to share information about this year's event. Toni explains that each year they aim to make it bigger and better and they succeeded again for 2017.

Jazz 91.9 WCLK is live from the Atlanta Business League Super Tuesday Conference at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel on September 26.   On Saturday, September  23 at 7:00 a.m. on WCLK,  The Local Take talked with Alexis Davis Smith, co-chair of the Atlanta Business League 33rd Annual Super Tuesday Conference.  Alexis explained that the event has three components:   1) the Women of Vision Breakfast;  2) concurrent workshops; and, 3) the awards luncheon.

The Local Take On YWCA Conversations - Building Allies

Sep 16, 2017

Since 2014 the YWCA of Greater Atlanta has hosted an annual event called Conversations that speaks to race and gender. This week I speak with CEO, Sharmen Gowens about this year's event taking place on September 20. 

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